April 4, 2012
Davidson, N.C. -
Western Carolina's women's tennis team was defeated by Davidson, 6-1, in a match that featured three, three-set singles matches. Senior Ainhoa Iglesias Díaz came away with the lone point for the Catamounts. WCU falls to 1-13, 0-5 in the SoCon while Davidson improved to 4-15, picking up its first SoCon win.
In doubles matches, Davidson swept all three matches to earn the doubles point.
In the No. 1 singles match, Iglesias Díaz fell in the first set, 1-6, to Davidson's Stephani Synn. Iglesias Díaz came back to defeat Synn, 6-2. Iglesias Díaz was up 1-0 before Synn had to retire, clinching the match for the Catamounts.
Megan McLinden jumped ahead to a 1-0 lead in her match against Brites Moniz-Soares, before falling 6-1, 6-1 to Moniz-Soares. The No. 3 match was even closer between Karen Jiménez and Katharine Dicconson. Dicconson cruised to a 6-2, first-set win. In the second, Jiménez battled back to win, 7-5. The third set continued to be tight as it was decided with a tiebreak with Dicconson coming out on top 10-7. In the No. 4 singles match, Katie Barry dropped a 6-4, 6-2 decision to Nisha Crouser.
"I thought we played well today against Davidson," said head coach Chris Wollett. "We had some tough three-set matches in singles at the No. 1, 2 and 3 spots, but unfortunately, two of the three didn't go our way. I really thought Katie Barry played a solid singles match."
Western Carolina will host Chattanooga Friday morning in Cullowhee with the match set to begin at 11 a.m.